Archives of Women's Mental Health

, 14:435

Bio-socio-demographic factors associated with post-traumatic stress disorder in a sample of postpartum Brazilian women

  • Carla Fonseca Zambaldi
  • Amaury Cantilino
  • Everton Botelho Sougey
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DOI: 10.1007/s00737-011-0224-4

Cite this article as:
Zambaldi, C.F., Cantilino, A. & Sougey, E.B. Arch Womens Ment Health (2011) 14: 435. doi:10.1007/s00737-011-0224-4

Abstract

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is common among women. In the postpartum period, the prevalence is between 1% and 6%. The present study investigated PTSD in a sample of 400 Brazilian women between 2 and 26 weeks postpartum using the Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview and found a frequency of 5.3%. The factors associated with the occurrence of PTSD were low purchasing power, a history of psychiatric disorders, clinical disease, and the infant having experienced some complication

Keywords

PostpartumPuerperiumStressPost-traumatic stress disorder

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carla Fonseca Zambaldi
    • 1
  • Amaury Cantilino
    • 1
  • Everton Botelho Sougey
    • 1
  1. 1.Psychiatric of Neuropsychiatry DepartmentAffective Disorders Unit, Federal University of PernambucoRecifeBrazil